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A ring with a colorless gemstone is dropped into water.

College Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9781938168000 | Authors: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs ISBN: 9781938168000 42

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Problem 10CQ

A ring with a colorless gemstone is dropped into water. The gemstone becomes invisible when submerged. Can it be a diamond? Explain.

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Solution 10CQ

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When light travels from one medium to another having same index of refraction, neither refraction nor reflection takes places. Therefore no rays come back to observer eyes and this makes second medium invisible.

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Chapter 25, Problem 10CQ is Solved
Textbook: College Physics
Edition: 1
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

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